Love Island’s Maura Higgins’ secret hook-ups with Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice including watching Euros clash at Wembley


LOVE Island beauty Maura Higgins and Strictly’s hunkiest pro, Giovanni Pernice, are ­dating, HOAR can reveal.

The glam couple have enjoyed a string of secret hook-ups, including watching Italy’s Euros clash with Austria at Wembley last week.

Love Island beauty Maura Higgins is dating Giovanni Pernice
She has enjoyed a string of secret hook-ups with the hunky dancer

The 30-year-olds were also spotted at a hotel in Cornwall, though they had attempted to avoid being seen together.

A source confirmed: “They’re a thing now. At first it was just a couple of dates and some fun but it’s getting more serious and they’re clearly really into each other.

“They certainly look great together but they’re really getting on well, too.

“They’re both busy with careers but hopefully the summer will give them time to get to know each other better.

Giovanni, seen with Ranvir last year, is a professional on Strictly

“They’re keeping it a bit quiet as they’ve both had failed public relationships but it’s hotting up really fast.”

Maura has been single since splitting from fellow Love Islander Chris Taylor in May.

She was previously with Curtis Pritchard, who she met on the show.

Giovanni has dated ­former Strictly co-stars Georgia May Foote and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts.

An insider says things are hotting up fast between the pair

Maura and Giovanni have only had a couple of dates but ‘it’s getting more serious’

But last year, his celeb partner, Ranvir Singh, was upset at suggestions she might have grown close to him as they sizzled on the BBC dance floor.

Giovanni also sparked rumours of a new romance by ­liking a string of Maura’s online snaps.

Their representatives declined to comment.

The Love Islander split from Chris Taylor in May

She previously dated fellow contestant Curtis Pritchard